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Does a partial Achilles tear mend?

Does a partial Achilles tear mend?

Yes, usually: If the blood supply is good to the area and if pressure is taken off the achilles tendon, it will usually heal. However, it takes a long time for tendons to mend and they always mend with scar tissue. Some people heal unremarkably and others always have some swelling and tenderness, depending on how well the tendon heals. If tear is large, surgery may be required to repair. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of an Achilles tear?

What are the symptoms of an Achilles tear?

Sudden snap and pain: Patient's will usually experience a sudden snap, loss of function, pain in the back of the ankle. There is usually inability to propel off the foot. Sometimes one can feel a space in the tendon. ...Read more

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How long does a partial Achilles tear take to heal?

How long does a partial Achilles tear take to heal?

Depends: It depends on the severity of the tear, 4-8 weeks but can be longer. I suggest starting physical therapy, which can speed up the healing process ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a vertical Achilles tear? Do vertical Achilles tears show up well on MRI?

Achilles tear: Micro-tears in the Achilles tendon will produce pain or a dull ache. Most soft tissue pathology can be seen on MRI if read by a well trained radiologist. Any Achilles problems should be seen by a professional as the Achilles tendon is very important to the walking cycle. ...Read more

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Can you walk on a partial Achilles tear? And what would the treatment be.

Can you walk on a partial Achilles tear? And what would the treatment be.

Sometimes: Depends on how the tear occurred, where in the tendon it is located, how big it is, and how active you are. If it is an acute tear, then treatment is generally some type of immobilization, and perhaps some restriction of weight-bearing, followed by therapy. Sometimes surgery is needed. If it is a chronic partial tear, then the treatment can vary, but it is often similar. ...Read more

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Can the Achilles tear away from the lateral side of the soleus muscle?

Achilles : yes. Usually the Achilles' tendon ruptures above the insertion to the heel. But higher tears are possible. Get an MRI and see a podiatrist or orthopedic foot and ankle doctor ...Read more

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Stretched my heal , felt sharp pain, hurts walking , especially up stairs, is this Achilles tear, do I see an ortho dr ?

Good idea: Possible tear. An orthopedist is a good doc to see for this condition, try to find one who specializes in foot and ankle. ...Read more

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What can cause a partial Achilles tendon tear?

Many things: Usually achilles tendon tears are caused by rapid contraction of your calf muscle while your foot is being dorsiflexed. Some medical conditions and prescription drugs can weaken tendons and place you at greater risk for injury. ...Read more

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How to know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See below: Clinical exam and perhaps and mri. Can be partial tear or complete tear. Complete tear is more obvious and will prevent you from walking or standing. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an Achilles tendon tear?

See a doctor: Seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon would be a start. A proper examination, with possibly other studies such as ultrasound or MRI can make the diagnosis and start you on appropriate treatment. Achilles tendon ruptures can take longer to heal, or get worse without proper treatment. Good luck. ...Read more